Christopher Eccleston looked to Russell T Davies for inspiration

Christopher Eccleston feels he helped reinvent Doctor Who by being the first actor to give the ninth Doctor a northern accent. Eccleston thinks there was “an equation there between intelligence and the upper classes.” That changed when the Doctor, a character known for solving problems and fighting evil though itelligence and not brute strength, stopped … >

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Audio Review: Rose Tyler – The Dimension Cannon

From her surprise reappearance in ‘Partners in Crime’ to their dramatic reunion, Doctor Who teased Rose’s return throughout Series 4. The Dimension Cannon box set fills that gap in the Doctor Who canon, following Rose’s quest thought parallel universes to find him. Returning with Billie Piper are Camille Coduri and Shaun Dingwall, the latter making … >

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Doctor Who writer Terrance Dicks dies at 84

Screenwriter and novelist Terrance Dicks died on August 28 at the age of 84, as announced by his agency on September 5. Dicks was best known as a writer for Doctor Who and as the programme’s script editor from 1968 to 1974. He also adapted many Doctor Who televised stories into novelisations for Target Books. … >

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Revisiting Russell T. Davies’ tenure as Doctor Who showrunner

When Doctor Who returned in 2005, the roles of Script Editor and Producer had changed. The Script Editor was no longer a creative role, and was now about storytelling logic, continuity and liaising between writers and the production team. The Show Runner (who was also an Executive Producer) was the main creative force, commissioning stories, … >

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Years and Years: Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear and more join Russell T Davies drama

Following the huge success of A Very English Scandal Russell T Davies is penning a new futuristic drama, Years and Years – starring Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear and a bunch more stars… Years and Years will be a limited six-part series and take place in a future vision of UK. As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological … >

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Years And Years: Russell T. Davies’ next TV project confirmed

Russell T. Davies’ next TV project will be Years And Years, a family drama on the BBC that spans different periods of time. Davies – the showrunner that brought back Doctor Who in 2005 – has wowed viewers in recent weeks with his political drama starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal. Years And Years will be based … >

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